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back and pushed back all day and crouching down with law enforcement as their guns were drawn. very intense going house by house to search the suspect. as you see people out here on the streets, feeling released that the suspect suspect has been captured. . >> starting last night with the police chase, there were 200 shot fires from the suspect. the suspect were throwing homemade explosives out of their car as the police were chasing him. i listened to one interview from the gentleman from the home near the shoot out, he says that he and his family were terrified. he kept on praying, he and his family, and wife and the dog all left into the bathroom and jumped into the bathtub. they kept their heads down and praying. now, here is president obama. >> after a vicious attack on their setting. they did their part as citizens and partner in this investigation. boston police and state police and local police across the commonweal massachusetts responded with bravery. tonight, we close an important chapter in this. after the attack on monday, i directed the full resources of federal govern
is following up on several leads and it is in the boston suburb of revere and it shows law enforcement searching an apartment house in that city. they were seen pulling a number of trash bags and a duffle bag in that house and it was prompted by a traffic stop which was prompted by a suspicious driver and they are looking to find who is responsible for yesterday's frightening scene at the boston marathon. this is video from a camera that was being worn by a runner and it capture is the blasts which went off yesterday afternoon. the latest numbers we have this morning are three people dead and at least 140 injured and one of those killed was an eight-year-old boy. at least a dozen people are in area hospitals in critical condition and their injuries include broken bones, severed limbs and broken eardrums. so farther speculating on a possible motive and president barack obama is urging people to wait for all of the facts. >> we still do not know who did this or why and people should not jump to conclusions before we have all the facts but make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of thi
of appeals heard arguments in a lawsuit challenging california's law banning so- called conversion therapy, a psychotherapy technique aimed at helping gay teens become straight. backers of the law say conversion therapy is danger and that the state has the right to protect patients. but opponents of the law say it violates free speech right. >> it's unprecedented that california would pass a law that would interfere with patients and doctors and tell them not only what they can say on the subject matter but what viewpoint they can express. i think it's a very dangerous law. >> two lower courts ruled against the ban. one found the law unconstitutional but the other upheld the law. >>> there is new information coming out on a possible sabotage planned on the south bay. we'll tell you why officials say someone may have cut a fiberoptic line in order to shoot up a power station. >>> another breezy day. not as windy as yesterday. temperatures a little warmer. winds are dying further and we're going to see warmer day time highs as we get towards thursday. you kids should count yourselves lucky.
. no one should approach them. no one should attempt to apprehend them except law enforcement. >> reporter: and here is another look at suspect two. there is a closer image there. the question besides who are these men is where are they now. investigators are urging anyone with information to use their tip line, 1-800-call-fbi. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details on today's developments. the president anne first lady traveled to boston for a public service and private meetings with bomb victims and their families. his mother tells ktvu aaron is recovering after a successful organization on his leg. today people left flowers, notes and flaks on boylston street in memory of the three people killed on monday. >> everyone has come together as a community. as an entire nation and the world. >> this morning president obama offered words of comfort at an interfaith service. >> as you begin this long journey of recovery, your city is with you. your commonwealth is with you. your country is with you. we will be with you as you learn to stand and walk and yes, run again. of that i
the washington d.c. newsroom, average americans are seemingly backing off the push for tougher laws, kyla? >> reporter: they are weakening across the country and here is the latest poll. 49% of americans now support stricter gun laws which is down 58% in january. this afternoon the senate is voting on at least 9 different pieces of legislation and they will expand to online gun sales and shows. it needs 60 votes to pass and based on a number of senators speaking out it looks like they could fall short. there are others up for a vote including an assault weapons ban led by dianne finestein. >> we hope to set up a series of votes both sides would like to initially offer on this legislation. >> the final legislation will -- >> reporter: the final legislation will not be hammered out and i will have what happens in these next votes when i see you next kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> according to the washington post, facebook lobbyists worked behind the scenes on capitol hill to get a provision in the new bill that would be helpful to new technical companies. they are helping to
night they responded to a 911 call. the caller was a man who just stabbed his brother in law. as officers arrived he came at them with a weapon. >> the man ended up attacking the officers. prior to that he cut his brother in law. >> he was shot and killed by police after not following the orders to put down the hammer. >> after san francisco police chief greg suhr pulled it off the table, where a taser could have saved a life. . >> reporter: it is unclear if it will change the position on requesting tasers but some say the city needs to come up with more non-lethal options. >> in this situation if the taser was available it would have been used. >> with the tools we have the officers did what they had to do to defend themselves. >> reporter: the aclu didn't common directly but said any officer involved shooting raises questions about other techniques. as for the stabbing victim he is suspected to survive. he is doing fine. live in san francisco, paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a court ruled against a police officer who claims she was fired because of gender discrimina
>> is this evident? >>> well more than the evidence is law enforcement and others have said at the federal state and local level and indeed from the region, we have an unprecedented level of law enforcement support and they are working very well. >> what is the process so far that helps you understand maybe for the materials and the level of complementty of the device -- complexity and the origin of the devise? >> i think i know what you are getting at. i can't comment on that aspect of that. what is important to say, what i would like to on behalf of the boston j.t. tf today, they say there is no known threat where we are conducting investigative activity and i want to put that out to the citizens and the city of boston and the commonwealth of massachusetts. >> do you know anything about the nature of device -- [inaudible] >> i am not going to be able to comment on the nature of the device right now. >> are they in custody right now? >> i'm not going to say who or who might not be in custody right now. >> is there one person from ocean avenue that are -- and [inaudible]. >>
are seeing here, some of them serious. we know at least 10-amputations happening so far. in the teen time law enforcement officials say they didn't get any prior or advanced intelligence that anyone or any group was planning on doing something like this at the boston marathon. frank? >> thank you. >>> president obama today vowed whoever is responsible for the explosions will be held accountable. scott mcfarlane is live with the actions president obama is taking a track down the bomber or bombers and the extra security at the nation's capital. >> reporter: let me add to that, president obama said he would marshall the government's resources to massachusetts and boston. >> i spoke to the fbi director and congresswoman nancy pelosi and they are mobilizing the appropriate resources to investigate and to respond. i updated leaders of congress. on days like this there are no republicans or democrats, we are americans. >> reporter: to the u.s. house floor a moment of silence marking the explosions in boston and the victims from the explosion, they had the flag lowered outside the u.s. capital to hon
which is apparently a flash bang used to disorient the suspect. >>> and u.s. law enforcement officials now say that russian intelligence officials alerted the fbi in 2011 that tamerlan was a physical lower of radical islam. >> the ball was dropped in one of two ways the fbi missed a lot of things is one potential answer or our laws do not allow the fbi to follow us in a sound solid way. >> reporter: the fbi says in the summer of 2011 it interviewed tamerlan and his relatives and did not find any foreign terrorist activity. >>> a statement was released. it reads in part that the caucasian mudin is not related to attacks on the u.s., they are in the war for russia it says. >>> and the suspect's father says that fbi agents called him to say that he was under suspicion. his mother says that tamerlan said if you need me you will find me. hours later he was killed following a shoot out with police. and late tonight the fbi disputeed the mother's claim saying the last contact they had with tamerlan was in 2011. >>> now as the legal process begins to unfold, the 19-year- old suspect should be
of them will be a long road to recovery. >> we have brand-new information. a law enforcement source says images two of men seen near the finish line are being circ circulated. we'll update with the latest information. back to you. >>> a young victim from martinez is one step closer to home tonight. >> she under went a two-hour surgery today. she was hit by shrapnel by one of the bombs monday. >>> a battery apparently used as an ignition source to detonate one bomb is manufactured in california >> reporter: let me show you what we're talking about. this is the battery we're talking about they say is mostly used by hobby enthusiasts for radio controlled cars, the same nickel metal hydro chemistry you see in double a batteries. >> the company vice president's a shock when he checked the news. >> i was appalled when i saw this, this morning, once i saw the picture on the page i contacted the boston police department, as well as the fbi. >> he says the sub-c size the batteries are sold to hobbyists for remote control cars, accurate ail stores and online, in the united states and overseas. >>
. there was a law enforcement official on that scene as well, they were working with the fire department in some type of capacity. >> it is believed firefighters and the law enforcement officer are among the dead. including the utter devastation of this tiny town, a 50 unit apartment building has been described as a skeleton. and a nursing home also has several injuries. >> i don't want to get into full detail, there were people in critical danger and some people needed to be taken care of. and there were a few toddlers in danger so i was helping them also. >> add to that, you have the chemical concerns, a moan yum night trait -- ammonia night traits and people have been moved away from that area and they are sheltering in place and they are trying to check in and the mayor asked for prayers and said quote, we are going to search for everybody and make sure everybody is accounted for and that's the most important thing right now. whopping wong ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> all right, claude teen. the blast was so strong it tossed a seismic event. that by the of entity from the blast set off gr
. >>> what we have learned about injuries and missing law enforcement officers. >>> they are marking the anniversary of the quake and how that scare led to a big change. >>> big trouble in livermore valley. >>> also a deadly police shooting in san francisco, what led up to last night's gunfire. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, it is thursday, april 18thth, i am pam cook, thank you for joining us, let's check your weather and traffic, steve knows all about your weather. >>> we do have clear skies, temperatures will be warming up starting off in the 40s ending in the 60s and 70s. >>> this morning we have that big crash we have been telling you about, two lanes blocked, the big-rig is involved and our news chopper 2 is involved and looking at a monitor here and you can tell the traffic is just really terrible already leaving the livermore valley at the 680 interchange. and looking at traffic it is moving well. >>> pope frances offered his prayers and
are one of the most wanted men in america now in custody. and at tonight's scene, law enforcement officials were being very precautious, how big a man hunt was this. hundreds of people were told to hunker in place as officers were searching. in cambridge where they believed the brothers lived and at darmuth where the 19-year- old was enrolled. he was seen cruising around quote laid back just a couple of days ago after the bombs went off in boston on monday here we are tonight. all eyes on watertown. population a little over 100,000 people. as boston pd says suspect number two now in custody. one of the big images coming out of that area tonight are a crowd of officers and residents cheering as word spread that number two was indeed in custody. live tonight in the newsroom. mike mibach, ktvu news. >>> a former atf member explained to us how the explosives work. >> when the pressure cooker boils, you've got most anything from broken glass to nails, screws, anything along those lines to make additional shrapnel. >> there are inherent risks in the job of a bomb technician but he says
what law enforcement has been identify to identify the devices so quickly is a good sign. >> reporter: the burning question remains, who did this? >> i think the things we need from the public are patience. patience at a time when we are impatient for an answer. >> reporter: the jitters continue in boston. the federal courthouse was evacuated for several hours after a bomb threat was phoned in. no bomb was found. and a hospital was evacuated after someone noticed an unattended car with case begans inside. again, it was determined there was no threat. live in the newsroom, ken wayne. >> in two minutes, we will take you to a bay area forensics lab. find out why cell phone video is often more helpful than video from surveillance cameras. >>> tonight, we're learning more about the young graduate student killed on monday. boston university identified her today at lingzi lu. a chinese national who was studying math and statistics. friends say she was 23 years old. lu had gone to the marathon with two friends. one of whom was injured and now hospitalized. she -- her professors describe her
to that thing and i gave it to the atf guys outside. >> i think what law enforcement has been identify to identify the devices so quickly is a good sign. >> reporter: the burning question remains, who did this? >> i think the things we need from the public are patience. patience at a time when we are impatient for an answer. >> reporter: the jitters continue in boston. the federal courthouse was evacuated for several hours after a bomb threat was phoned in. no bomb was found. and a hospital was evacuated after someone noticed an unattended car with case begans inside. again, it was determined there was no threat. live in the newsroom, ken wayne. >> in two minutes, we will take you to a bay area forensics lab. find out why cell phone video is often more helpful than video from surveillance cameras. >>> tonight, we're learning more about the young graduate student killed on monday. boston university identified her today at lingzi lu. a chinese national who was studying math and statistics. friends say she was 23 years old. lu had gone to the marathon with two friends. one of whom was inj
. the death toll still estimated at 5 to 15. >> one of the missing persons was a firefighter/law enforcement officer. i can tell you that individual has been found. he is in a hospital and he has some pretty serious injuries. i don't know the status whether it's critical, serious or whatever. but i was told he is in the hospital. has pretty serious injuries. there are still firefighters missing. >> police say there has been massive out pours from governor's office to feds and other agencies. in the nearby town of abbot we got this video in. 100 cots have been set up to take care of people who will be left homeless and grief counselors to deal with what's happening. >>> we are also now getting reports of lewding happening in the damaged neighborhoods. >> that is a significant concern to us. this is a community that we are going to do our absolute best to protect. and if that means offending folks by not letting them come home right away to keep them safe and neighborhood safe, we'll do that and apologize later. >> you are looking at video that was shot overnight. in terms of new pictures, we
transportation, of schools, of businesses. no one is going in or out of this area except law enforcement. residents are sheltered in place. they are searching for this 19- year-old suspect that is still on the run. there is the latest picture we got of him this morning. that is 19-year-old dzhokhar tsamaev. he is considered armed and dangerous. he is one of two suspects believed to be behind the boston marathon bombings. these two suspects are brothers. let's take a look at the pictures that were released by authorities yesterday. the man on the left of your screen, you can see that we have put dead under his picture because this is the 26-year-old brother who was killed last night in a shootout with police. what we've learned about him this morning in the last hour or so that apparently when he was killed he had explosives on him and a trigger. that obviously raises the level of concern, because they believe if this 26-year-old brother is capable of that, obviously then this 19-year-old still on the run, very very dangerous at this time. considered in the neighborhood, possibly in that
to talked to a law enforcement agent. there was a pressure documenter lid that went up -- cooker lid that went up in the explosion. it landed on the rooftop. of this is critical. investigators so far have indicated they think one, if not two of the bombs was made out of a pressure cooker. finding another part of it and finding where it landed will be one more piece of what we know is a very complicated puzzle. pam? >> emily, since you've been there all week. and you are near a pretty big crime scene there. what about the businesses that are in that area? what is it like there? >> reporter: it's a really good question. when you look at the cars going behind me, it looks normal and then you go two more blocks down. it's completely shut off. you can't get to those businesses. we have the hotel that's very nearby. the perimeter is right on the edge of the perimeter of this crime scene. and the area that's blocked off and yesterday just to get back to my hotel after we were talking with you, i had to show them my photo i.d. i had to show them my hotel key before i was able to go. and our
a properly identified law enforcement officer. >> the fbi releasing pictures of the suspects identified as brothers dzhokhar and tamerlan tsarnaev. they were spotted near a robbery where a police officer was shot to death and they carjacked a car and kept the driver briefly before letting him go, he died in a gun battle overnight and also a police officer injured. they are asking people to be patient. >> there is a lot of information. please be patient and work with you, if you see anything suspicious let us know, we are treeing to make this safe as quickly as possible but this is an ongoing situation. >> reporter: now there is an alert out right now for a green honda in the connecticut area that officials are on the alert for. meanwhile in the cambridge area investigators have blown off the doors of the suspects' believed house and cars and are searching both of them for evidence. back to you. >> thanks for that update. >>> from boston we head west to watertown where police continue to go door to door looking for suspect number 2, patti lee is live there and joins us with what is happ
, this is video taken over the area this morning and it shows law enforcement agents searching an apartment house near the waterfront in that city. you can see they are searching a duffel bag from that house and that search was prompted from a traffic stop when police pulled over somebody they described as auspicious driver. officers are trying to pull over suspicious people at the boston marathon. and that's video from the finish line as the twin bombs exploded yesterday afternoon. the blast went off in the middle of a huge crowd of spectators. three people are dead, at least 140 injured and one of those killed was an eight-year-old boy and still more than a dozen are listed in critical condition in boston hospital and their injuries are severed limbs and broken bones and broken eardrums. they are not speculating yet on a possible motive. >> this will be a combined federal state and local effort and it will be an on going investigation and it is a potential terrorist investigation. >> they were crude devices likely left along the marathon route. >> they are now pouring over video and they are se
the officers approaching, he surrendered to law enforcement. >> reporter: police say they searched wheatley's apartment and no bombs were found. >>> only on 2 tonight, a life saving transplant for a 5-year- old boy adopted from vietnam. we first brought you this story last month as ktvu's jana katsuyama reports, today's surgery was a rare exception and his family and doctors hope it will inspire others to help save more lives. >> reporter: for more than a year, 5-year-old collin and his family have spent lives in and out of hospital rooms where a good day is determined by numbers on a chart. today they hope that will change. >> are you nervous? >> no. >> how did the medicine taste? >> good. >> reporter: by collin's head, a pillow of guardian angels. >> all my friends and the giants. >> reporter: self-portraits by classmates to surround him during the four hour bone phor row transplant. >> he has anemia. >> reporter: asian bone marrow donors are tough to find. luckily his parents have kept in contact with his vietnamese family. his brother todd, is the perfect match and has agreed to leave h
in water town with the 19-year-old cornered in a boat around 8:45 eastern. law enforcement moved in. pulled the suspect from his hiding plane -- hiding place and took him into custody. >>> about a half an hour after the second suspect was captured, president obama's praised the people of boston. >> they failed because as americans, we refuse to be terrorized. >> reporter: the president vowed to get all the remaining questions about the bombings answered and he cautioned americans against a rush to judgment about the brother's motive or their background. >> a u.s. government official says at this point there is no known tie between the suspects and any extremist groups. but have learned quite a bit about the brothers. our coverage continues with jana katsuyama. she's been digging into their past and she joins with us now live with new information tonight about their background. >> we certainly are learning more. many people who knew the brothers describe the boys as smart and athletic. not someone they would associate with the boston massachusetts bombings. his older brother practiced marti
-old cornered in a boat around 8:45 eastern. law enforcement moved in. pulled the suspect from his hiding plane -- hiding place and took him into custody. >>> about a half an hour after the second suspect was captured, president obama's praised the people of boston. >> they failed because as americans, we refuse to be terrorized. >> reporter: the president vowed to get all the remaining questions about the bombings answered and he cautioned americans against a rush to judgment about the brother's motive or their background. >> a u.s. government official says at this point there is no known tie between the suspects and any extremist groups. but have learned quite a bit about the brothers. our coverage continues with jana katsuyama. she's been digging into their past and she joins with us now live with new information tonight about their background. >> we certainly are learning more. many people who knew the brothers describe the boys as smart and athletic. not someone they would associate with the boston massachusetts bombings. his older brother practiced martial arts. today the suspect's paren
or our laws do not allow the fbi to follow up in a sound solid way. >> reporter: while officials cyst through the details worshipers sought answers in their own way gathering at the holy cross on sunday to reflect on the terror that the city faced in the last week. the governor says there can be vigilance without fear. >> there are lessons that we will have to learn and have learned painfully through this last experience that will have to be applied to future marathons. there will be future marathons. and they will be bigger and better. >> reporter: according to a person, they are still looking at the cause of death of tamerlan tsarnaev. >> the three people killed in the explosions as well as a fallen mit police officer sun collier were rememberedberg a prayer service today. as you can see, flowers were left near the finish line. the mayor has asked americans to observe a moment of silence at 2:50 in the afternoon. that is the time that the first of the two bombs went off. >> as the focus of the boston bombings turns to the legal aspect, one california senator is voicing her opinion f
combatant. >> we will prosecute this suspect under u.s. law. united states citizens cannot be tried in military commissions. >> reporter: it's a move at least one senator is asking is the administration to reconsider. >> we know that these two individuals embrace radical islamic thought, that there is ample evidence this was an attack inspired by radical ideology. they were not trying to rob a bank in boston. >> reporter: and we're now getting a look at the transcript from today's bedside hearing for dzhokhar tsarnaev, who is still unable to speak because of the gunshot wound to his throat. the judge said, i will ask whether or not the patient is alert. you can rouse him. at that point, the doctor asks, how are you feeling? it shows the defendant was able to nod affirmatively. live in the newsroom, eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> senator dianne feinstein says she wants answers about the older of the two brothers. reports say the fbi earlier interviewed 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev based on a tip by the russian government and that tamerlan made a trip to russia last year. >
is scheduled to travel to boston on thursday and attend an interfaith service as police and other law enforcement remain on high alert. >>> the stories of those who died are coming to light. those killed include an 8-year- old, martin richards. he was a spectator at the race along with his parents, father and sister. also killed crystal campbell of arlington. she's being remembered for her generous spirit. crystal had been going to watch the marathon since she was a little girl. the third victim was a gradual student. she was from china. the consulate refused to release her name at the request of her family. crystal's mother struggled with her emotions as she remembered a woman who was full of life. >> she was always smiling. i can't believe this is happening. she was such a hard worker at everything she did. this doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: third grader martin richard recently celebrated his first communion. richard's mother and younger sisters are also hospitalized tonight. neighbors say the mother suffered a serious brain injury and the 6-year-old sister lost her leg. in a
an interfaith service as police and other law enforcement remain on high alert. >>> the stories of those who died are coming to light. those killed include an 8-year- old, martin richards. he was a spectator at the race along with his parents, father and sister. also killed crystal campbell of arlington. she's being remembered for her generous spirit. crystal had been going to watch the marathon since she was a little girl. the third victim was a gradual student. she was from china. the consulate refused to release her name at the request of her family. crystal's mother struggled with her emotions as she remembered a woman who was full of life. >> she was always smiling. i can't believe this is happening. she was such a hard worker at everything she did. this doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: third grader martin richard recently celebrated his first communion. richard's mother and younger sisters are also hospitalized tonight. neighbors say the mother suffered a serious brain injury and the 6-year-old sister lost her leg. in all, 176 people were injured. most have been treated and release
the community, boston is waking up breathing a little easier. for law enforcement the work isn't done. >> the families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers. the wounded, some of whom now have to learn how to stand and walk and li again deserve answers. >> reporter: and speaking of that there is new information right now from a department of justice official saying that federal prosecutors are at the hospital right now. they are working on charges and apparently they have been here since last night. also want to point out that many people still remembering of course the victims today. there are more than 50 of them from the boston marathon bombings that remain in the hospital right now. three of them are in critical condition. >> live for us in boston. thank you for that. >>> a bay area law man may have played a role in the capture of the suspect. some of the swat tactics came from a training program developed by the sheriff of alameda. coming up how law enforcement may have indirectly helped police track down the accused killer. >>> runners showing their support for boston
law. >>> san francisco's police chief, make a better celebration on market streets. >> the unsolved killing of a whole foods, new p making the arrest. >> i will have what you can expect tomorrow on the temperatures coming up. look at them kids. [ sigh ] they have no idea what it was like before u-verse high speed internet. yeah, you couldn't just stream movies to a device like that. one time, i had to wait half a day to watch a movie. you watched movies?! i was lucky if i could watch a show. show?! man, i was happy to see a sneezing panda clip! trevor, have you eaten today? you sound a little grumpy. [ laughter ] [ male announcer ] connect all your wi-fi-enabled devices with u-verse high speed internet. rethink possible. >>> the camp has made the -- workers in protected suits and masks filled bags with belonging left behind. the same area was cleaned back up in october but the homeless came back. they're convinced of the 30 estimated 200 people lived there were able to enter a program for permanent housing. >>> the site is still in the work to be named sf72. it's name for the 72 hou
to be hypervigilant. >> please report suspicious packages or parcels or suspicious activity to local law inforcement. >> the investigation is ongoing involving the fbi along with state and local officials. >> we're working diligently to gather information and gatt every all the facts and bring those who are responsible for this crime to justice as soon as possible. >> president obama also vowed to seek justice and promised boston would heal. >> boston is a tough and resilient town. so are its people. i'm supremely confident that bostonians will pull together, take care of each other and move forward as one proud city. >> the focus is, of course, on trying to find out who did this and why so far nobody has been detained. guys. >> thank you. >>> news of the attacks in boston sent people straight to twitter in many cases. we have one of the first pictures tweeted out from the scene to share with you now. the san francisco-based service reported the spike in service just minutes after the bombing. the first platform to report the news of the attack. several use the sight to post pictures of the scene an
or possibly change the laws. what's expected here on the boston marathon bombing investigation when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> the man accused of mailing a letter containing ricin to president obama is expected back in court. paul kevin curtis has denied any involvement sent to the president or other letters sent to a senator or judge. his attorneys say there's little evidence connecting him to the letters but curtis's family says he does suffer from mental illness. >>> we're hearing the frantic 911 calls made from a deadly explosion at a fert light ez -- fertilizer plant in west, texas. >> there's been an explosion at my house. all of the windows are completely in. >> at least 14 people were killed in last wednesday's explosion and 200 more were injured. ten of those killed were first responders. >> listen, to me. the station just totally exploded. i have a nursing home and an ammo station and i need as much help that you can sent. >> some were able to return home. howf, they have strict curfews and limited water -- however, they have strict curfews
law would raise $50 million a year. >> he said he crafted the bill in response to the shooting in newtown, connecticut. >>> windy out there, wind advisory till 9:00 p.m. tonight. gusty along the coast and bay. the wind advisory for the bay sections and hilly sections. wind gusts today. 55 miles per hour in san francisco. that is significant. 40 in point reyes. and berkeley 32. here is the deal, with the blowing sand on the great highway i wouldn't be surprised if it gets shut down. great highway, if you travel that route, kind of be prepared for changes. the system that is over us now is moving through, it is cold. or cooler. producing showers around davis area and north, and up here on 50 and 80 for a while. as the system moves off this way it deposits cold air and winds die down and it will get chilly. current wind gusts. that is 40 miles per hour right now at the san francisco airport right here. that is a lot of wind. you may see slight flight delays. they are used to that wind. still check your carrier. it is kicking up the pollens and tree pollens are trending high. weed
this morning. it shows law enforcement agents searching and the search reportedly follow add traffic stop where they pulled over a suspicious driver and they began to pull out items as you can see and this happened at the boston marathon. >> that was before the scene of chaos and carnage as two bombs exploded near the finish line and those went off two seconds apart. the chaos 2 dead, a one of them killed, an 8-year-old boy. more than a dozen hurt they are still in critical condition and so far they do not know who may be responsible for the bombings but the white house is now calling this an act of terrorism. >> we will find out who did this, we will find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> it appears two bombs were left in garbage cans along the marathon route and they are calling them crude devices. it is expected to happen a couple of hours from now and we will bring you more information as soon as we get it. live from the newsroom, alex savage, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> it was a horrible chaos and carnag
of support for the marathoners hurt and killed in boston. >> plus bay area law enforcement take a closer look at their communication readiness in the event of an act of terror. go to ktvu.com for the very latest video and images that we're getting in from boston. >> developing news now, some residents in the south bay are being urged to conserve energy after police say someone sabotaged a phone distribution center. and john fowler is live in santa clara county, john fowler has the story now. >> reporter: police say they are looking for someone with the technology knowledge. 1:26a.m. someone cut fiberoptic cables. first knocking out several 911 dispatch systems including gilroy's emergency police line which is still now. a moment later another cable cut sent phone and data systems down. >> they knew where to go for the fiberoptic, they knew where to cut. they also were able to take out very critical parts of the pg & e substation. >> reporter: the attacker used a high powered rifle, 30 to 40 shots. severely damaging five transmission banks at the sub station. pg & e said no one lost power. but
threat seriously. >> that's murphy's law. you take every threat seriously. if you fail to act on it one time because you've already done it 100 times, that will be when something happens. >> reporter: they learned about the threat here from an alert put out by school officials put out on social media, and texts. >> a little bit uneasy. you never know what's going to happen. >> and when you got that text. >> yeah. that just kind of heightened in. >> reporter: in antioch this afternoon, deer valley high school also reported hearing there was a bomb on campus. the school was evacuatedk and police conducted a search, but found nothing to substantiate the threat. amber lee, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> a big rig accident snarled one leg of the evening commute on the peninsula tonight. shortly after 5:00 this evening, at the highway 101 interchange with highway 92 in san mateo. the driver was making the transition from 92 to 101 when the truck tipped over and ended up on its side. now to richmond, where the foodsco grocery store was evacuated this afternoon. the contractor was fixing a freon lea
country to approve same-sex marriage. france's president is expected to sign the bill into law. a french official says the first same-sex weddings could come in june. >>> affordable housing and homeless advocates are speaking out against the sequester cuts and the effects on some of the most vulnerable. people gathered outside of the building today. this will affect housing vouchers for thousands of seniors, disabled and low- income families who depend upon them to su live. >> we stand in sole -- survive. >> we stand in solidarity because we need to get around these cuts and keep people off the streets, not get them back on the streets. >> this came as the after the board of commissioners' meeting today. >>> this morning in san jose, a uc santa cruz biologist ignored great heights and angry words to put tracking on -- birds to put tracking on them. >> glen stewart, biologist, rappelled down from high atop san jose city hall. but for stewart, the work to meet the baby falcons is important. >> no contact from the birds. i could hear them go by and feel a little breeze. >> reporter: three w
by the fbi. >> the ball was dropped in one of two ways. the fbi missed a lot of things. our laws do not allow the fbi to follow up in a sound, solid way. >> reporter: there is a good chance lawmakers will be able to question higher ups with the intelligence community in the coming days. possibly as early as tomorrow. more of the questions they want appsed next. live in washington kyla champ bell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the man accused of mailing a letter containing the poison ricin to president obama is back in court today. paul kevin curtis has denied any involvement in the letter sent to the president or other letters that were sent to a u.s. senator and a judge. his lawyer days authorities have little evidence connecting him to the letters. curtis' family says he suffers from mental illness. >>> today marks three years six bp's deep water horizon oil platform sank at the gulf of mexico after a huge explosion. 11 workers were killed in this explosion. it caused an oil leak that continued almost three months. almost five million barrels of oil leaked into the gulf. it damaged marine and wil
here in the bay area with similar laws. >>> the fda issued a warning. the stimulant is known as dmaa. it's promoted as a natural way to enhance athletic performance and speed up weight loss. the agency says dmaa can cause increased blood pressure, shortness of breath and other heart related problems. the fda has received 86 reports of illness and death with products that contain dmaa. >>> the winds are dying down a bit out there. we have a few showers at least it looks like showers on the radar. we made a few phone calls out in the area and checked around. we're not getting any reports of it hitting the ground but some of it may be. the motion is like that, the system kind of works its system. this area of instability works its way south. but for the most part it's moving out of the area. you can see a stray sprinkle tonight. the story tonight will be the winds that will be dying down. you notice it's colds out there right now. it is going to be downright cold tomorrow morning one of the coolest mornings we've seen in a while. with temperatures in the east bay in the 30s. i wouldn't
dozens of cities including some here in the bay area with similar laws. >>> the fda issued a warning. the stimulant is known as dmaa. it's promoted as a natural way to enhance athletic performance and speed up weight loss. the agency says dmaa can cause increased blood pressure, shortness of breath and other heart related problems. the fda has received 86 reports of illness and death with products that contain dmaa. >>> the winds are dying down a bit out there. we have a few showers at least it looks like showers on the radar. we made a few phone calls out in the area and checked around. we're not getting any reports of it hitting the ground but some of it may be. the motion is like that, the system kind of works its system. this area of instability works its way south. but for the most part it's moving out of the area. you can see a stray sprinkle tonight. the story tonight will be the winds that will be dying down. you notice it's colds out there right now. it is going to be downright cold tomorrow morning one of the coolest mornings we've seen in a while. with temperatures in the
in law enforcement here in san francisco say solving the boston bombings will require meticulous attention to video and photography. going through video is very important. the fbi will use the video to create a precise time line. >> also try to find out who left the scene. who left the scene after it was placed. there'll be people who most people are there to watch the finish. but there's also people who saw people come in then they left. so it's a difficult process. >> reporter: investigators will also likely cross check video from other places like airports, hardware stores. >> information may become valuable five or ten down the line. >> reporter: near by cell phone tower, authorities believe cell phones may have triggered the bombs. >> try to connect the exact moment of detonation to the exact moment a call came in. then they can get a number that was used for the detonation. >> reporter: agents are likely contacting informants inside extremist groups overseas to see if they have heard anything. >> by the way the device is manufactured they can often tell you know the individ
bombing investigation and border security. kyle law? >> reporter: dave, homeland security secretary napolitano says her department is very much still involved with the ongoing investigation in boston. napolitano says homeland security wants to know what led up to the boston terror attack and how one of the suspects went off the radar after being interviewed by the fbi. some senators are demanding answers to national security questions surrounding the boston bombings before moving forward with immigration reform. others argue criminals could be brought out of the shadows. when it comes to border security, napolitano says the number of agents patrolling. the bodder has more than doubled since 2005. >> two major drivers across that southwest border are labor and the fact that it takes so long to get a legal visa. >> reporter: she argues the bipartisan immigration bill proposed last week would help with the employment verification process and from her people to find work here. the entire senate has to consider the legislation. that's not expected until june. meanwhile the house of repre
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